Utilities Electrician

Connecticut, United States
28 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
28 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Position Focus 

Temporary position to maintain electrical distribution systems throughout the University between 480-13,800 volts. 

This is a temporary transfer for an employee of 30 days or more. In accordance with Article 10.2 (b), all employees have an opportunity to apply.

Essential Duties

  1. Performs assignments under limited supervision.
  2. Under the direction of the supervisor(s), assumes general responsibility for the completion of assignments.
  3. Secures material supplies and equipment when authorized.
  4. Performs installations, calibrations, preventive maintenance and repair of power plant and electrical distribution equipment. Including, but not limited to, panel boards, switchgear, variable frequency drives, relays, generators, excitation equipment, motors, protective devices, transformers, batteries, UPS systems and all other high voltage (480V – 13,800V) equipment.
  5. Use test equipment, diagnostic and safety apparatus as appropriate to perform the essential duties as listed above.
  6. Maintain and update as necessary, all electrical drawings and vendor manuals pertinent to the power plants.
  7. Work closely with Physical Plant High Voltage Electricians to ensure consistent and reliable electrical service to all campus customers.
  8. Reads, understands, uses and updates blueprints, drawings, schematics and procedures as outlined in service manuals.
  9. Determines the manpower and material requirements and the means and methods to be used in accomplishing work assignments and recommends changes.
  10. Maintains cleanliness of work areas.
  11. Maintains spare parts inventory and orders parts as required. Coordinates with Watch Engineer when locking and tagging plant systems.
  12. Performs related duties when required with maintenance staff.
  13. Observes safety standards and practices.
  14. Observes and assists outside contractors for compliance with Yale standards. Trains new hires/transferees regarding proper maintenance and safety standards and practices.

Required Education and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent and at least four (4) years of high voltage electrical maintenance experience. Demonstrated qualifications and experience in operating/maintenance of high voltage equipment in a power generation or similar environment.

Required Skill/Ability 1:


Required Licenses or CertificationsCT E2 unlimited journeyman electrical license. Valid CT driver's license.

Physical Requirements 

This is maintenance work requiring physical exertion. Employees may be required to move objects weighing over 50 pounds. Employees in this classification are subject to emergency call back procedures twenty-four hours a day, as may be required in order to maintain continuous operation of a facility.

Drug Screen


Health Screening


Background Check Requirements 

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process. 

Additional Background or Health Screening Requirements 

Selected incumbent must have successful completion of a DMV check and a valid driver’s license.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement: 

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: ocr.boston@ed.gov. 


Yale University is a tobacco-free campus 

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